SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

September 13, 2013 03:05 ET

The Ark Post Production Deploys Quantum's Lattus Object Storage for Advanced Digital Asset Preservation

Also Selects Quantum StorNext Technology to Manage Entire Collaborative Media Workflow From Digital Content Ingest to Delivery and Archive

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2013) - IBC2013 - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in big data management and data protection, today announced that The Ark Post Production has implemented Quantum's Lattus-M object storage and StorNext® appliances to manage, share and preserve its volumes of digital assets and provide a seamless and efficient end-to-end media workflow. Established in 2002, The Ark is one of London's leading post production facilities with two sites in SoHo that manage the duplication, conversion, encoding, transcoding and editing of digital media.

Faced with tightening production deadlines and growing amounts of media content to manage in various formats, such as 2K, 4K, HD and SD, The Ark required a solution capable of handling a multi-petabyte archive of digital assets while also providing self-healing, self-protection and fast retrieval times. Additionally, content creators and video editors needed to seamlessly and immediately access and share content across a variety of editing and VFX applications, such as Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer, where each toolset is supported by different operating systems.

Working with the technical experts at CCK, a U.K.-based Quantum certified reseller, for product selection and installation, The Ark chose StorNext and Lattus™ products throughout its end-to-end digital content workflow, including:

  • Lattus-M, which integrates next-generation object storage technology with StorNext Storage Manager™ in a highly durable, scalable and efficient disk-based archive and enables policy-based movement of content and rapid retrieval of archives at nearline speeds. Lattus-M also offers much greater durability than traditional RAID offerings, including true self-healing and self-protection capabilities, and enables automatic multi-site protection without the need for replication. The result is a highly resilient, disaster-tolerant, scalable archival repository that doesn't need to be backed up;
  • StorNext M660 which delivers the high performance and flexibility of the StorNext File System in a pre-configured metadata appliance that enables collaboration across the entire workflow from ingest to delivery and archive; and
  • StorNext QD6000 disk array, providing high-performance primary online storage optimized for StorNext environments.

Supporting Quotes
Brendan O'Reilly, CEO, The Ark Post Production
"We pride ourselves on our quality of service, communication with clients and our quick turnaround. After evaluating several object storage solutions, we found that Quantum's Lattus combined with StorNext were unmatched in the industry by giving us the infrastructure that integrated seamlessly into our workflow and even enhanced it for greater access speed and robust content preservation."

Ewan Johnston, Area Vice President, EMEA Big Data, Quantum
"Our StorNext technology has long helped media and entertainment companies manage the retention of massive amounts of content through a policy-based tiering engine. The Ark is a perfect example of a leading post production facility using advanced software editing tools and techniques that require reliable access to their digital archives in a timely manner. The integration of StorNext with next-generation object storage in our new Lattus-M strikes the right balance to enable nearline access to a content repository in an extremely durable, highly scalable and cost-effective disk-based offering."

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